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50 Years as an NICEIC Approved Contractor

Celebrating 50 Years as an NICEIC Approved Contractor

This week we are celebrating!

Most people are familiar with the NICEIC, maybe without even realising it. It is the body who works to ensure that electrical contractors carry out electrical work safely and to a high and consistent standard.

It was formed some 60 years ago now, at a time when there was a lack of any uniformity governing standards of workmanship and electrical safety. As part of their ongoing anniversary celebrations they are reaching out in recognition of some of their longest registered members.

We are very pleased to rank among them. Chapmans marks a significant milestone too with 50 years as an NICEIC approved electrical contractor!

Chapmans was first established way back in 1925 by a young Mr. Ewart Chapman. An electrical contractor from the outset at a time when electricity was starting to become quite widely used in industry and starting to enter the home. A few years later he opened a small shop, stocking radios and accumulators – the original type of battery – and various other electrical accoutrements.

It’s a vastly different world we live in today. An exciting one where technology advances almost daily. Chapmans has changed along with it and grown, but it remains a family run business to this day.

It’s this long heritage which instils us with an uncommon focus on service, safety and high standards of workmanship, so we’re very proud to join NICEIC in their celebrations. Look out for the certificate next time you’re in!

Finalists in the Family Business Awards 2016

Chapmans Electrical - Family Business Awards Finalists 2016It’s with great pride that we can officially announce that Chapmans Electrical are finalists in not just one, but two of the top categories in the Family Business Awards 2016!

The Family Business Awards is a non profit initiative. This is the seventh year they have been held. Thanks to the amazing generosity of sponsors, the awards raise a huge amount of money for charity whilst recognising the many achievements of family business from right across the Midlands.

The official Family Business Awards Finalist documents arrived this week and we’re absolutely thrilled. Last year we won the award for Service Excellence, recognising our ongoing commitment to great customer service, and reached the finals in the Retail Excellence category.

This year we’re in two of the most prized and most competitive categories.

Best Small Family Business – sponsored by Bedrock Tax
Corporate Social Responsibility – sponsored by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

The selection process is quite involved, with initial entry, shortlisting and choosing finalists, then interviews with the judges and sometimes a site visit too. Wish us luck!

Make a note of November the 17th in your diary. It is the awards ceremony and dinner, when we join the other finalists at a glittering, glamorous night where we find out who won!

The award for Best Small Family Business looks in depth at the structure and nature of the business itself. It takes into account how family values and family members have guided the development of the business, the board and ownership structure and how decisions are made. Other important factors include personal development, innovation, overcoming adversity and commitment to the community.

The Corporate Social Responsibility award recognises family businesses that are committed to making a difference through their activities. Those who’s values have a positive impact on their people, their community and the environment.

Chapmans has always played an active part in our local community. It’s something we truly believe in.  We’ve been a part of it for more than 90 years now, having been established as an electrical contractor by Ewart Chapman and family members back in 1925 – when industrial use of electricity was still in it’s infancy and domestic use quite rare. We’re proud of our Black Country heritage, sponsor local sports teams and social events and have many charitable interests. We’re active in relevant industry bodies too and members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. Our community is very important to us and as family and friends we overcome adversity together.

Chapmans at the Express & Star Business Awards 2016

Chapmans Electrical finalists for Family Business of the Year in Express & Star Business Awards 2016

A fantastic event last night at the Express & Star Business Awards 2016 ‬. Our thanks to both hosts and sponsors.

Congratulations to all the very worthy winners, and indeed to all of the other finalists!

Chapmans was selected as a finalist this year for the Family Business of the Year Award. While we didn’t come away with the accolade this time, it was an honour to be selected and we really enjoyed both the process and the presentations. Maybe next time!

The award went to SPV Group in Aldridge, well done guys! Please get in touch if there is anything we can do for you..

Some early photos of some of the Chapmans team at the event below but also watch for articles in today & tomorrow’s Express & Star and full coverage in the Business Supplement on Tuesday.

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Fair Play Award Winner

Congratulations to all the lads at our sponsored Black CountryRoebuck F.C. - Fair Play Award Winner 2016 football team, Roebuck F.C, who were awarded with the Fair Play Award Winners trophy following a successful playing season.

Chapmans is an independent, family run business. Great customer service and a sense of fair play are building blocks upon which we were formed back in 1925 and remain at the core of everything we do to this day.

The business was established by Mr. Ewart Chapman as an electrical contractor, at a time when electricity was first beginning to be commonly used by businesses and even by some in the home.

The building has modernised over the years, as has the technology and services on offer. Our commitment to quality, providing a high level of customer service and being a positive force in our local community has traversed through the years and remains as strong today as it was then.

So well done boys. We’re very proud of your achievements and hope you will be too.

Roebuck F.C. Team Photo




Chapmans Shortlisted as Finalists for The Express & Star Business Awards

Express & Star Logo

In really exciting news this week, we can reveal that Chapmans has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Express & Star Business Awards 2016!

The awards encompass Midland businesses from the worlds of retail, manufacturing, technology and services and there are a total of 11 prizes up for grabs this year. The contenders this year have been described as some of the most impressive in the history of the event. The Family Business of the Year award is being sponsored by leading accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

Chapmans was selected as a finalist for the Family Business of the Year Award 2016. Other finalists for the award are E Hammond Case & Pallet Ltd and SPV Group, so we are in really good company and it’s sure to be a tough decision for the judges. We are thrilled to be chosen and keeping everything crossed for the final.

The judges, from both Express & Star and BDO, will be visiting Chapmans in the coming days to assist them in their decision making process and the winners announced at a glittering gala dinner at Wolverhampton Racecourse in May. Wish us luck!

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Chapmans Awarded in the Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards 2016

Best Small Independent Retailer in Domestic Appliances - Innovative Electrical Retailer Awards 2016

It is always a great day at Chapmans but today is a particularly good one!

We are very proud to announce that, at an exclusive black-tie ceremony yesterday, Chapmans has been awarded with “Best Small Independent Retailer in Domestic Appliances” in the industry Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards 2016 !

It is a huge honour for Chapmans to be recognised as industry leaders in this way. The award itself is sponsored by BEKO, the large home appliance brand who continues to develop helpful, innovative and energy efficient electrical appliances, designed to make everyday life easier for families

We’d like to thank both IER and Beko, and of course our thanks to you for your ongoing custom and support.

The first photos from the event are below, more to follow..

Receiving the award for Best Small Independent Retailer in Domestic Appliances 2016Glamorous black-tie Innovative electrical Retailer Awards 2016Bob Mills who was host for the eveningAll the winners at Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards 2016

Chapmans Wins Big At Midlands Family Business Awards 2015

The ladies pictured with the awards.

We did it..

At a glittering ceremony, Chapmans were declared as winners of the Service Excellence Award at the Midlands Family Business Awards 2015! We also received an award for being a finalist in the Retail Excellence category. Thankyou all for your support.

The Midlands Family Business Awards not only recognise and reward high performing family businesses from right across the Midlands but also raise a great deal for charity too. We’d like to thank the organisers for a great event, the award sponsor Yu Energy and of course the judges..

Providing an excellent service for customers, both large and small, is always our main focus. Technology changes rapidly but one thing remains constant – in our 90th year, we still aim for those same 1925 levels of service in 2015.

Winner in the Retail Excellence category was Rutland Cycling – which shows the scope of the awards. Congratulations to them and to all of the other finalists!

The full line-up of winners can be found here.